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I would like to know if there is any attack to DoS a device (NOT AN AP) that is not connected to any WiFi network. Using Probe Request frames I can obtain the MAC address.

I can't 802.11 deauth attack (aireplay) because, as I said, the device is not connected to any WiFi. About MDK3, I think I can't use it either.

Any ideas on what can I do?

Thank you.

Edit with some interested things commented below:

Imagine I have a WiFi network and I want to prevent from attacks. If I see a MAC address unknown to me, what can I do to exhaust this device resources (it can be for example a laptop with a Realtek or Ralink NIC) so it can't generate any kind of traffic that maybe could affect my network? The idea is send some kind of 802.11 packet (maybe hundreds of pkts) and do not allow him to disrupt my network.

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    If the device is not connected, it means that no service is running which can be denied. – defalt Dec 24 '17 at 12:19
  • @defalt Ok, so is there any way to disrupt the functionality of the device? I mean, while this attack is running, block this device to try to connect to any wifi, block it to send any kind of frames. – elena.bdc Dec 24 '17 at 12:20
  • Of course there is. An attacker can set up hundreds of fake access points with the same SSID as in your surroundings, thus preventing you to choose which one is real. Another attack Broadpwn vulnerability was introduced in Blackhat which can crash your kernel as shown in the conference just by leaving the wifi on. – defalt Dec 24 '17 at 12:32
  • My idea was in the other direction, imagine I have a WiFi network and I want to prevent from attacks. If I see a MAC address unknown to me, what can I do to exhaust this device resources (it can be for example a laptop with a Realtek or Ralink NIC) so it can't generate any kind of traffic that maybe could affect my network? The idea is send some kind of 802.11 packet (maybe hundreds of pkts) and do not allow him to disrupt my network. – elena.bdc Dec 24 '17 at 12:38
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    @elena.bdc I'm not sure any of your neighbours will be very happy that you DoS all their devices all of the time .... – schroeder Dec 24 '17 at 12:47

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